Source: BBC News
A row in the US state of Maryland over the location of a 40ft-high cross will be resolved by the country’s top court, and has sparked a vigorous debate about religious icons in public life.
You may not have heard much about the tussle over the Peace Cross, the 40-foot (12-metre) granite Latin Cross plonked incongruously in the middle of a busy intersection in Maryland.
That could be because you would probably need the help of a lawyer and a theologian to fully understand the potential ramifications of the dispute over this 96-year-old World War I monument that’s gone all the way to the Supreme Court.
Three Maryland residents and the American Humanist Association – a non-profit organisation that advances secular humanism, a philosophy of life that seeks the greater good without theism or other supernatural beliefs – wish to see the memorial removed from public land.